Reggie Hearn had 17 points with 10 rebounds before fouling out and Northwestern snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 win Tuesday night at Baylor, which was coming off a win at Kentucky.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores to lead Texas A&M to a 33-22 win over Northwestern on Saturday in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Taylor Potts threw four touchdown passes and scored another on a trick play, and Eric Stephens ran 86 yards for a score to carry Texas Tech to a 45-38 victory over Northwestern in the inaugural TicketCity Bowl.
The first college football game of 2011 is a bowl that’s never been held before, pitting unranked 7-5 teams that have never met and have little in common. At least the early risers tuning in for the TicketCity Bowl between Texas Tech and Northwestern might recognize the setting — the Cotton Bowl.